Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 101

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
BISAC: POL060000

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The chapters in this volume present the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapter One discusses the structure, function and the significance of C-reactive proteins in Malaria and schistosomiasis. Chapter Two examines C-reactive protein as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for actue cholecystitis and safety conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Chapter Three studies the relevance of C-reactive protein levels in morbidly obese patients and after bariatric surgery. Chapter Four presents information from a pilot study assessing family resilience and also reviews child and parent strategies for coping when a child is facing a chronic illness. Chapter Five gives a timely update on the application of clinical, electrophysiological and nerve ultrasound parameters in distinguishing subacute chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy from Guillain-Barrè syndrome. Chapter Six reviews treatment for Guillain-Barrè syndrome. Chapter Seven focuses on hot steel dissection tonsillectomy. Chapter Eight discusses polymyositis as a manifestation of chronic graft versus host disease. Chapter Nine examines probiotic preparation for commercial pisciculture. Chapter Ten discusses the use of polytetrafluoroethylene patches for shoulder surgery. Chapter Eleven reviews the use of palm oil and its byproducts in animal feeds and the influence of this dietary supplementation on the fatty acid composition of muscle and adipose tissue in ruminants, pigs, rabbits and poultry. Chapter Twelve examines the centrosome as a geometric, noise-resistant device for driving the location of targeted molecules inside the cell. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. C-Reactive Protein: Structure, Functions and its Significance in Malaria and Schistosomiasis
Hamdan Z. Hamdan, Gasim I Gasim and Ishag Adam (Faculty of Medicine, Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan)

Chapter 2. C-Reactive Protein as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker for Acute Cholecystitis and Safety Conversion of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Andrei M. Beliaev and Michael Booth (Green Lane Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 3. Relevance of C Reactive Protein Levels in Morbidly Obese Patients and after Bariatric Surgery
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar and Carolina Llavero (Department of Surgery, University Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Resilience in Children with Chronic Illnesses and Their Families
Laura Nabors, Andrew Yockey, Ashley Merianos, Cathleen Stough, Shawna Southwick Fox, and Angelica Hardee (Health Promotion and Education Program, School of Human Services, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. The Application of Clinical, Electrophysiological and Nerve Ultrasound Parameters in Distinguishing Acute-Onset Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy from Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Antonios Kerasnoudis (Department of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunological Disorders, St. Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Chapter 6. Guillain-Barré Treatment
J. A. Jimenez Sanchez, A. V. Palacios Campos, F. M. Martinez Carrillo and V. F. Izaguirre Gutierrez (MD Hospital ISSEMYM Tlalnepantla, Mexico)

Chapter 7. Hot Steel Dissection Tonsillectomy
Lorusso Francesco and Gallina Salvatore (Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)

Chapter 8. Polymyositis as a Manifestation of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease
Jordan Gales and Richard Prayson (Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA)

Chapter 9. Probiotic Preparation for Commercial Pisciculture
N. V. Sverchkova, T. V. Romanovskaya, G. V. Zhuk, E. I. Kolomiets, S. M. Degtyarik, R. L. Asadchaya, and V. Yu. Ageets (Institute of Microbiology, Belarus National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus, and others)

Chapter 10. Polytetrafluoroethylene Patches for Shoulder Surgery
Michael Nagra and Manit Arora (Mayne Medical School, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, and others)

Chapter 11. Influence of Dietary Palm Oil Supplementation on the Fatty Acid Composition of Meat
P. G. Peiretti (Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Italian National Research Council, Grugliasco, Italy)

Chapter 12. The Centrosome as a Geometric, Noise-Resistant Device for Driving the Location of Targeted Molecules Inside the Cell
M. Regolini (AudioLogic, Department of Bioengineering and Mathematical Modeling, Italy)

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